From July By 2021, hundreds of Cuban citizens have taken to the streets to demand the resignation of the president Miguel Diaz-Canel due to problems that afflict them such as the mismanagement of the health crisis caused by the COVID-19. But despite peaceful attempts at protest, the authorities have cracked down on the marches violently.
Given this, a group of opponents they summoned a new peaceful march the next November 15But the Cuban government has initiated a series of actions to prevent citizens from taking to the streets of the entire island; here we explain the reasons behind the protests and everything that is happening in Cuba.
Cuba protests for political change
On July 11, thousands of people took to the streets of Cuba to demand the resignation of the president Miguel Diaz-Canel, who took power after Raul castro, the last leader of the dynasty, announced his retirement from politics.
The protesters took to the streets of Havana and other parts of the island to protest the shortage, the high prices of food and medicines, in addition to the lack of response of the authorities to the health crisis derived from the pandemic due to coronavirus.
The protests were considered the largest in the recent history of the island, but the government violently repressed them, leaving one death toll, at least 250 wounded already more than 1,200 opposition leaders unjustifiably detained.
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Activists call for peaceful march on November 15
Before the problems humanitarian and economic, a group of activists have called for a peaceful march, through the civic platform Archipelago, to demand a change in government, the cessation of a violence, respect for human rights, the release of political prisoners and the arrival of the democracy to the country.
In an unprecedented event, opponents asked the authorities for permission to carry out the protest; however, it was denied due to being considered a ‘provocation‘and a means to destabilize society.
Through a statement, the government Cuban notified all the inhabitants of the island that if they take to the streets the November 15, they will incur crimes such as disobedience, unlawful demonstration and provocation, for which, if they are detained, they will be judged strongly.
Díaz-Canel assures that the United States is behind everything
And although the Government announced the measures that will be taken to prevent the marches throughout the island, the group of activists remains firm to carry them out, so the president did not hesitate to assure that USA is behind them and that they are the main culprits of the crisis that is lived in Cuba, because the economic blockade for its part has brought with it the lack of food and other basic necessities.
Both the spokesmen of the White House, as the organizers of the march denied U.S. funding for the march, but the administration of Joe biden warned that they could adopt new sanctions against Cuba in case of repressing those who manifest the November 15.
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What’s more, Biden He encouraged Cubans to protest, increasing the political tension that both countries have experienced for several decades.
Now, with the support of the president of USA, the organizers of the march maintain their plans for the next November 15 with the possibility that something decisive for the future of Cuba And its inhabitants.